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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

Candidiasis: I tend to use Clotrimazole lozenges. It is what I have found works the best. I think topical treatments work the best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a minor oral yeast infection?

What to do if I have a minor oral yeast infection?

Oral Yeast: Oral yeast infections are common and treated with nystatin. However, they can be manifestations of an underlying condition (like an immunodeficiency) if occurring in a previously healthy person or in someone who uses inhalers (asthma). Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is an oral yeast infection?

Candida Albicans: An oral yeast infection is an infection of the tissues of the oral cavity caused by candida albicans. The yeast infection is sometimes also referred to as thrush. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read more

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

Many reasons: Thrush can be caused by antibiotic use, use of inhaled corticosteroids, or it could be a sign of a deeper issue such as uncontrolled diabetes or immunosuppression such as hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Should a oral yeast infection clear up by its self?

Should a oral yeast infection clear up by its self?

Probably not: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". It is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" causing symptoms in the mouth. A prescription antifungal medication is needed, and usually resolves within 10-14 days. See a doctor, the treatment is easy and painless. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men get an oral yeast infection?

Any reason: Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of yeast include using antibiotics, having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticosteroids, such as prednisone, & being overweight. ...Read more

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What exactly is the symptoms of oral yeast infection?

Thrush: Sxs of thrush include: white patches in the mouth, throat & on the tongue, dry mouth, bad breath or taste in mouth, cracking at angles of lips, tooth soreness & sensation that something is stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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My boyfrend got a oral yeast infection; how did he get it?

My boyfrend got a oral yeast infection; how did he get it?

Well...: Hard to say. A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". Candida is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" or overgrowth causing symptoms in the mouth. Overgrowth can be caused by immunosuppression, prolonged denture use, stress, or even side effects of medications. ...Read more

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Please advise what are the symptoms of oral yeast infection?

Usually none: Our oral cavity is teaming with organisms including yeast. If our immune system is not intact, yeast can overgrow. Usually there are no symptoms. Some may have an abnormal yeasty odor, some may have white patches on the mucosa of the mouth or tongue and in the worst case scenario, esophagitis if the immune system is very compromised. ...Read more

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How long after being exposed to adult oral yeast infection do symptoms appear ?

How long after being exposed to adult oral yeast infection do symptoms appear ?

Not quite that way: Oral yeast is usually the plain old candida. We get it when we are babies, and we always have it. Everybody has it. When a person gets overgrowth of it (called thrush), it is generally due to something else going on inside the person, such as another medical illness, or a medication side effect. For example, asthma inhalers like flovent, that have steroids in them, can cause oral thrush. ...Read more

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¿what can I do, ? I have yeast infection for two weeks and oral thrush for a week

¿what can I do, ? I have yeast infection for two weeks and oral thrush for a week

See your dr soon: You definitely will want to see your doctor very soon. For you to have used infections and oral thrush, you need to have your immune system evaluated further. You may need to consult with an integrative physician to get their recommendations to evaluate your nutritional status, lab values, stressors, and to see how you can support your intestinal system better by staying away from sugars and starches. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to kill oral yeast infection with garlic?

You may die first: If you actually have thrush you may want to be tested for immune dysfunction. Thrush does not generally occur in normal adults. Now perhaps if you are diabetic and on antibiotics or steroids this may happen, but good idea to be tested anyway. Particularly for HIV disease. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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The adult male I am dating is being treated for oral yeast infection. I have no symptoms, how long ago was he exposed, is he a cheater. Me worry?

You should worry: Oral yeast infections in adults suggest some form of immune suppression, the most common of which in this day and age is HIV disease. You should be checked for stds including HIV and have only protected sex until you know what is going on. That is particularly true if you think he is "cheating". ...Read more

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Oral yeast infection from tongue piercing, what do I do?

Oral yeast infection from tongue piercing, what do I do?

Please see your: Physician who can prescribe appropriate medication for you. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more